While in Seattle to take delivery of his airline’s 100th airplane, Qatar CEO’s Mr Al Baker shared that the reason Cargolux had not taken delivery is related to a 2.7% fuel-burn shortfall on the new freighter’s GE engines. Since Qatar now owns 35% of...
Last week it was Cargolux deferring deliveries with a dispute, now Atlas Air, the second 747-8F customer scheduled for deliveries, has taken its options to cancel its first three aircraft orders, deferring deliveries of its nine remaining orders to later this year,...
In an embarrassment for Boeing, Cargolux has postponed the initial delivery of the 747-8F scheduled for Monday, resulting in a PR disaster for Boeing. Rather than reporting the success of the 747-8 first delivery, the global media descending on Seattle will now...
Boeing announced the certification approval of the 747-8F by the FAA and European regulators. This clears the way for entry into service for launch customer Cargolux. Congratulations to Boeing on completing the process. With the 787-8 and 747-8i also nearing...
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